Canadian Curler Faceplants on Ice, Gets Seven Stitches, Returns to Game (Video)

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Curling is not a violent sport. In fact, despite the fact that curling is played on ice in Canada, physical contact between competitors is strictly prohibited. So curling injuries? They’re pretty rare.

However, as Brad Gushue can tell you, curling injuries do happen. Just watch as the Canadian curler faceplants while taking part in something called the Grand Slam of Curling Masters on Saturday in St. John’s, Newfoundland, opening up a nasty gash over his right eye:

Of course, if Gushue were a soccer player, they probably would have had to euthanize him. But he’s not a soccer player. He’s a curler and, more importantly, he’s Canadian. So this nasty spill didn’t even prevent the 2006 Olympic gold medalist from finishing the match. He simply went to the hospital, got seven stitches above his right eye, and then returned to finish things out.

Here’s his interview with CBC afterward:

Who knew curlers were so badass?

Hat Tip – [CBC]

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